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Last day! ACPP Health Promotion Policy award nominations
To recognize the efforts of others to shape and promote policies that promote healthy, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior's Advisory Committee on Public Policy sponsors "Health Promotion Policy" awards. Award nomination form available here.
Last day! SNEB video competition
Deadline to enter is May 1 | Cash prizes awarded | Submit here
The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior invites you to take part as a student, practitioner or educator in video event that celebrates creativity and innovations in nutrition education.
Due next Friday — SNEB Talks
We're looking for members and colleagues to bring their passion and creativity to the stage and share cutting-edge ideas, innovative work and new approaches to ongoing challenges.
SNEB Annual Conference — countdown is at day 86!
There are 100 days from April 16 to July 25 and we are doing a daily countdown to conference. Follow the updates on the SNEB blog. Today you can learn more about the Opening Reception Parade of Nations.
Students, earn a free day of registration for volunteering
SNEB offers student conference attendees (both member and nonmember) the opportunity to volunteer onsite in exchange for free conference registration. For each four hours of volunteer time, students may attend one day of conference for free.
On the job board
Position title: Assistant University Extension Educator for Nutrition and Food Safety
Organization: University of Wyoming Extension
Location: Fremont County — Lander, Wyoming, located in Central Wyoming
Application deadline extended: May 22
From Potato Chips to Mini Meals: Optimizing Nutrient Quality of Snacks
May 5 | 2 p.m. EDT | Register
With snacking on the rise across all ages and demographics, it's time we take our mini meals seriously.
Speakers: Dr. Keith Ayoob, EdD, RD, Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kathryn Hoy, MFN, RD, CDN, Manager, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs/CEO Food for Fuel LLC
Sponsored by the Dairy Council of California
Making Menu Labeling Meaningful: How you can help your clients eat well while eating out
May 27 | 3 p.m. EDT | Register
This one-hour webinar provides the opportunity to better understand the new national menu labeling regulation, with a focus on how you can help consumers leverage menu labeling to eat well when eating out. Webinar sponsored by the SNEB Public Health Division.
Pre-Conference Prep & Planning for Students and Young Professionals
May 28 | Noon EDT | Register
This webinar will help students and young professionals learn how to plan and prepare for the SNEB Annual Conference. It will provide tips and suggestions for getting involved, how to network and what to expect at the conference this year.
SNEB Annual Conference 101
June 12 | 2 p.m. EDT | Register
Overwhelmed with all the action at the SNEB Annual Conference and looking to learn more about the dynamics of the Society? SNEB Annual Conference 101 can help! No cost to participate.
JNEB Journal Club
The Spring Semester on Statistical Methodology has concluded, and all 11 sessions are online. Based on member interest and the success of this spring's series, the fall series will focus on Survey Design and Validation in Nutrition Education and Behavior Research.
The webinars will feature JNEB authors sharing their experiences with designing surveys in various formats and validating survey instruments for a variety of audiences. These one-hour webinars, conducted at noon EDT on Mondays, will provide valuable learning opportunities for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of creating and validating surveys. Participants also earn CPE by attending.
If you would like to be registered for the entire fall webinar series, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JNEB Pre-conference Workshop: Introduction to Qualitative Methods (Level 1 Training)
Saturday, July 25 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Speakers: Suzie Goodell, Ph.D., RD, North Carolina State University; Virginia Carraway-Stage, PhD, RD, East Carolina University; Natalie Cooke, Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Amanda Peterson, BS, East Carolina University
- Reservation required | Breakfast and lunch provided | 7 CEU
- SNEB Members $60 | Students $50 | Non-Members $75
Through a series of interactive lessons and practice sessions, participants will receive introductory training in conducting qualitative research. Participants will learn how to create sound qualitative research questions; design rigorous qualitative study protocols to increase the trustworthiness of data; develop semi-structured interview or moderator guides; compare and contrast different qualitative methods and data collection techniques; develop codes and codebooks; and explain the development of themes and theoretical models from qualitative data.
Organized by the Higher Education Division and funded by Elsevier, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University.
Exciting recent developments in the field of prevention
Eating Disorder Catalog
A PsychInfo search in mid-March 2015, looking for "prevention or preventing" AND "eating disorders" in the title yielded 90 articles and book chapters published in English since January 2010, and 255 since January 2000. Thus, the purpose of this essay is to describe a variety of exciting recent developments in ED prevention.
FDA encourages comments to help update food ingredient safety assessment (Redbook)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has begun the process of updating its current guidance on food ingredient safety assessment, commonly referred to as the Redbook, and is requesting input from the public. The comment period ends on May 9.
How MyPlate inspired a California college student to make a difference
Department of Agriculture
After becoming a MyPlate On Campus Ambassador in 2013, California State University, San Bernardino student Sitoya Mansell, a nutrition and food sciences major, was inspired to create a nutrition program for students on her campus. Coming to college is a major transition for many students, and Sitoya saw the need to guide students in making healthy choices in their newly independent lives.
Americans' spending on dining out just overtook grocery sales for 1st time
Pass the menu, hold the shopping cart. Grocery stores are finding it harder to make headway with shoppers as a surge in spending at restaurants over the past several months signals Americans are more likely to ditch the brown bags in favor of doggy bags. Sales at restaurants and bars overtook spending at grocery stores in March for the first time ever, according to newly released Commerce Department data that dates to 1992.
The impact of parents' categorization of their own weight and their child's weight on healthy lifestyle promoting beliefs and practices
Journal of Obesity
To evaluate parents' beliefs and practices related to childhood obesity and determine if these are influenced by parents' perception of their own weight or their child's weight.
Why the FDA has never looked at some of the additives in our food
National Public Radio
Companies have added thousands of ingredients to foods with little to no government oversight. That's thanks to a loophole in a decades-old law that allows them to deem an additive to be "generally recognized as safe" — or GRAS — without the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's blessing, or even its knowledge.
National Chefs Move to Schools Day will be May 8
Chefs Move To Schools
Did you know that you can join in the fight against childhood obesity by partnering with your local schools? Chefs are in a unique position to use their creativity and culinary expertise to get children and communities excited about eating healthy foods. As a result, we are inviting chefs to volunteer at a school in their community on this special day. Tell us your Chefs Move To Schools story or use the hashtag #CMTSDay15 on social media.
Managing food allergies in schools
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food allergies affect approximately 4 to 6 percent of children in the United States. Helping school staff to be prepared to prevent and manage a child's severe allergic reaction can create a healthy environment where all school children can reach their full potential.
2 tested approaches to treating obesity appear effective
A study comparing two protocols for the treatment of childhood obesity finds that both were successful in limiting one-year weight gain in obese children. Both interventions, described in a paper published in the April 20 issue of JAMA Pediatrics, combine use of information technology to provide clinicians with the most up-to-date guidelines for the management of obesity in children with tools designed to help families manage behaviors related to obesity and fitness.
Sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, behind surge in obesity, say experts
Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. It's time to bust the myth that anyone — and that includes athletes — can outrun a bad diet, they say.
Students learn about health through oversize exhibit of human body
The Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition and Wellness, has developed a full-body exhibit that travels to schools to educate students about the importance of good nutrition and physical activity.
Be aware of apps from PiVi & Co
Apps for entertainment or sharing with friends can be fun, but some apps from PiVi & Co and other developers can be used for bullying. Apps such as FatBooth, MixBooth and UglyBooth allow the user to take a picture and alter it. FatBooth makes a person look fatter. MixBooth merges two faces (the most obvious change as shown on the piviandco.com website is changing someone's ethnicity). UglyBooth allows you to make the person look "ugly."
Save the date: Oct. 28-29 — Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults: An IOM Workshop
Food and Nutrition Board
The Food and Nutrition Board invites you to participate in the two-day workshop sponsored by the AARP Foundation on Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults. The workshop will be held Oct. 28-29 at The National Academies, 2100 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
New fund targets $1 billion for children's nutrition
The World Bank
The Power of Nutrition, a new independent fund, will help millions of children reach their full potential. Backed by leading organizations from private philanthropy and international development, the partnership aims to unlock $1 billion to tackle child undernutrition in some of the world's poorest countries.
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